Scaling & Root Planing


Call it by any of its names: scaling and root planing, conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, deep dental cleaning or dental prophylaxis, the objective is the same: to remove and eliminate the causes for gum inflammation, plaque, hardened calculus and the fear of tooth loss if not treated.

Furthermore – and maybe more importantly – removing these toxins could avoid triggering many other problems in the body such as: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, lower birth weight, premature babies, and oral cancer.

Request your comprehensive consultation today to
see if you’re in need of scaling and root planing.

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing is a deep dental cleaning procedure that is used to remove harmful bacteria and promote better gum health. We use scaling and root planing to treat patients with gum disease. Gum disease treatments are customized based on each patient’s unique needs and the stage of inflammation. Scaling and root planing is an excellent solution and possible treatment because it allows Dr. Flax to eliminate pockets of plaque beneath the gumline.

Patients with gum disease can find meaningful relief from their symptoms and enjoy better quality health after their scaling and root planing appointment is over.

Scaling and Root Planing Procedures

At Flax Dental, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer scaling and root planing to patients in need. We go beneath the gum line and eliminate plaque. Assuring you with that “clean” feeling you get right after a cleaning.

This treatment is considered both safe and effective. Regular maintenance may be required in certain cases until all the infected areas stay that way.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about scaling and root planing, ask Dr. Hugh Flax or our hygienist for more information. Call our Atlanta, Georgia dentist’s office today.

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